What we do
The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.
OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:
- Accessible food and drinking water
- Healthy outdoor and indoor air
- Clean and efficient energy
- Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
- Quality natural resources
- Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
- Zero Waste
- Engaged students, stewards, and workers
Energy Benchmarking Working to cut energy waste in Philadelphia’s largest buildings by tracking and reporting citywide building performance.
Philadelphia Solar Rebate Encouraging property owners to install solar through a one-time rebate payment from the City.
Jan28EventKleinman Center for Energy Policy Discussion: How to Build a Net-Zero America12:00 pm to 1:00 pmOnline EventEvent
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Discussion: How to Build a Net-Zero AmericaJanuary 28, 202112:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hourOnline EventmapTwo researchers from Princeton University, Jesse Jenkins and Eric Larson, join the Kleinman Center for a discussion of affordable paths to a carbon-neutral U.S. economy by 2050.
Learn more and register here.
Jan28EventPEA Event: Philly C-PACE Open Monthly Meeting2:00 pm to 3:00 pmOnline EventEvent
PEA Event: Philly C-PACE Open Monthly MeetingJanuary 28, 20212:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hourOnline Eventmap
The Philadelphia C-PACE team will be here every month to share program insights and discuss your questions.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 836 3401 5738
Jan28EventWater Center at Penn Event: Climate Change and Global Water Crises: Implications of Too Much and Not Enough Water4:00 pm to 5:15 pmOnline EventEvent
Water Center at Penn Event: Climate Change and Global Water Crises: Implications of Too Much and Not Enough WaterJanuary 28, 20214:00 pm to 5:15 pm, 1 hourOnline EventmapClimate change induced global water crises are real and growing. As a result of climate change, many parts of the world are experiencing either too little water due to severe drought or too much water due to increasing frequency and intensity of storms. These environmental changes are leading to political instability, mass migration and increased pressure on urban water infrastructure as more people gravitate toward urban areas. This panel will discuss the environmental and socio-political implications of looming water crises as well as what urban water leaders can do to ensure that the cities can provide water as a human right for all.